Question about Whirlpool ET1FHTXM Top Freezer Refrigerator
I have a Whirlpool frost free fridge model 6ET20DKXAW00 that is about 15 years old with freezer on top. Trouble is I can't afford a new fridge at the moment and I'm a techo-idiot in this field..
Ice keeps forming at the fridge section vent at the top rear centre and water condenses (often quite a bit) on the ceiling dripping onto the shelves etc.
The temperature dials sometimes stick a little (mostly the freezer dial) but work with a tiny bit of pressure - don't know if there is any ice forming in there or not.
The freezer section is fine but ice cream does get too hard presumably because of the problem in the fridge section. No ice forms in the freezer.
The seals probably need replacing.
I have left it to defrost for over 24 hours with the doors open and dried it thoroughly. I tilted it slightly back and forward to try to get all the water out I could. The problem just recurred. I have also left it to defrost for shorter periods.
I've read a few solutions - door seals, regassing, taking the freezer apart to defrost the hidden coils with a hair dryer, etc.
Any ideas out there before I start paying money to have the mechanics investigate, or try to find the moeny to buy a new fridge?
Thanks for any help anyone can give.
Hi , roger here i am a maintenance tech for an apartment complex that just happens to have whirlpool appliances. the way i see it is the most likely problem you have is a clogged drain. if you push the refrigerator out where you can access the back of it you will see a plastic hose that runs from about the middle of the fridge down to the bottom and then dumps into a pan that sits on the top of the compresser. the easiest thing to do is to remove the hose from the pan and blow hard through it or hook an air nozzle from a compresser and blow through it . it should take care of it. also try to avoid turning the fridge up on its max settings. hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
Keep in mind if you can't blow through the line, it may be frozen. You may need to thaw it out. I used a wire to clean out the condensate line and figured it was fine. I read this before I put it all back together. After reading this, I tried blowing through it and it was plugged so bad I couldn't get any air to flow through it. I let the fridge thaw for 4 hours and the line unfroze and it started to drip. Horray!
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
My whrilpool refrigetor always drips water and my whole kitchen gets wet pl. give me solution for it. I have kept blue light on for frost free system & tempture is 2-3 in june & july season ( India)
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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